Heritage Open Day Sat 9 Sept 2017 – Free event

September 9, 2017
10:00 amto6:00 pm

At St Peter’s church, Horningsea
Victorian Horningsea

This ancient church was heavily made over by “trendy” Victorian architect Thomas Jekyll, a friend of Whistler and Pugin. He lifted the roof, designed the gates and made the choir pews with individual carvings of wild flowers. Come and see his work and an exhibition of his drawings. See “before” and “after” photographs of the Church in the 1880’s.

From 10am until midday: Have a go at  bellringing.
This is your chance if you always wondered what it feels like to ring a bell!

Between 2 and 4pm there will be short talks on:
Farming in Victorian Horningsea,
A Good Victorian read,
Jekyll’s Flower carvings in Horningsea Church and
The Coprolite industry in Fen Ditton and Horningsea

Bring along your own Victoriana and please feel free to dress up!

Refreshments served all day


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